Assistant Professor - Biological Oceanography

Wilmington, North Carolina (US)
UNCW faculty positions offer competitive salaries with lab space, startup and benefits
October 07 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
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Assistant Professor - Biological Oceanography

The Department of Biology and Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biological Oceanography beginning in August 2020.

Facilities and resources at UNCW can support research from molecular to ecosystem levels of investigation. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute broadly to the Department’s teaching mission at both the graduate and undergraduate level in core areas of biological oceanography and marine biology, and to departmental and university service.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a related field, as well as demonstrated success at securing external funding; postdoctoral experience is preferred. Successful applicants will be expected to maintain a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students.

The department has an excellent record of faculty development and mentorship, and is committed to assisting new faculty to succeed. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Curricula in the department include undergraduate and M.S. programs in both Biology and Marine Biology, as well as a Ph.D. program in Marine Biology.

Preference will be given to candidates able to complement existing disciplinary and inter-disciplinary strengths and leverage institutional facilities. Excellent support for research is provided in departmental facilities on campus ( and at the CREST Research Park ( ), including the Center for Marine Science, Shellfish Research Hatchery, and Marine Biotechnology Center.

Full applicant instructions can be found at . We encourage all job seekers to visit to learn about other open positions in our department as well as additional openings in other departments at UNCW; dual career couples are welcome to apply. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Ms. Lisa Noah (, while questions regarding the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Larry Cahoon ( The priority consideration date is November 8, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.